Assembly Bill 5 has been taken to the voting floor in the California State Assembly that would limit when businesses could classify employees as independent contractors.... This includes workers from hairstylists to rideshare drivers. AB 5 was authored by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez. She says the workers should be entitled to things like sick time, paid family leave and workers compensation.... Some rideshare drivers believe AB 5 will limit their ability to earn what they want and when they want.
California State Senator Brian Jones spoke with AM 760’s Mark Larson and pointed out the likelihood that this bill will not only pass the assembly but also the state senate, when the bill will take effect, and, most importantly, how it takes away the freedom of choice of how to work/live in the Golden State.